Hazard Mitigation Grant Program – deadline 3/31

Application deadline for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is March 31, 2009. The application form can be downloaded from VEM’s website at: www.dps.state.vt.us/vem To download the application, please go to the Mitigation tab on the left side of the website, and then to Mitigation forms. By now, most of you should be well on your way in completing the application. Be advised that a successful HMGP grant application requires a significant amount of time and effort; please do not wait until a week before the deadline before starting work on your application. Applications must be completed in full and must include an engineering study/design, appropriate maps and the FEMA required benefit-cost analysis (BCA).

VEM is available to provide assistance in completing the BCA requirement; feel free to contact Ray Doherty to set up an appointment to do the benefit-cost portion of your application. FEMA will not fund a proposal unless a BCA has been completed with a benefit-cost ratio of 1.0 or greater.

Towns without a FEMA-approved Pre Diaster Mitigation Plans are not eligible to apply.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the HMGP grant process contact:

Ray Doherty, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Vermont Emergency Management
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
Tel (802) 241-5258